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CMA provides satellite and forecasting services for the Philippines to tackle the impacts of severe tropical storm Nalgae

Source:China Meteorological New Press08-11-2022

This year’s 22th typhoon Nalgae made landfall at the dawn of October 29, which has exerted huge impacts on the Philippines. China Meteorological Administration (CMA) provided FENGYUN meteorological satellite monitoring products for the Philippines harnessing FY meteorological satellites to monitor the flooding changes in this country and serving its post-disaster relief and reconstruction.

According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, the flooding and landslide incurred by Nalgae have wreaked heavy havoc to casualties and property losses.

CMA sent a letter to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on the night of October 28, expressing that CMA would activate 1-minute rapid scan of FY-4B observations, and provide high temporal and spatial satellite monitoring products to the Philippines on a real-time basis through Internet.

Since 8 a.m. October 29, CMA continued to provide 1-minute rapid scan of intensive observations of FY-4B to PAGASA providing support for its response to typhoon Nalgae. At the same time, in accordance with the requirements of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters (CHARTER), CMA has carried out flood monitoring and produced flooding monitoring report of FY meteorological satellites. FY-3D monitoring images showed that on October 31, the flood area in the southern Mindanao Island of the Philippines registered about 180 square kilometers.

China's meteorological departments have always attached importance to international cooperation in disaster preparedness, and actively provided relevant meteorological services to countries and territories along the Belt and Road. World Meteorological Centre Beijing has kept tabs on typhoon activity in Northwest Pacific and South China Sea and regularly furnished real-time monitoring, modeling, and integrated forecasting products for World Meteorological Organization (WMO) members, in particular, developing countries in regions such as South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa via channels like satellite broadcasting system and highly active website, to assist them in elevating their weather forecasting and disaster preparedness capabilities. (Nov.6)

Editor: Liu Shuqiao